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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Executive Office of the Mayor
The John A. Wilson Building • 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW • Suite 310 . Washington DC 20004 . (202) 727-6053
Robert C. Bobb
Testimony of Robert C. Bobb
District of Columbia Committee on Public Works & the
Good afternoon Honorable Chairman Schwartz and members of the Committee. My name is Robert C. Bobb, City Administrator for the District of Columbia. I am grateful for this opportunity to describe our formation of and progress on the Interagency Task Force on Lead in Water.
A short week following the revelation that some of the District's residences had been measured with elevated levels of lead in their water, Mayor Williams and Councilmember Schwartz, Chair of this Committee, formed the Interagency Task Force on Lead in Water. The purposes of the task force are to be a working group to achieve three primary functions. The functions are:
The Task Force Co-Chairs, Mayor Williams and Councilmember Schwartz, brought together representatives from the Council Chair's Office, the Council Committees on Public Works and the Environment, and Health and Human Services, the City Administrator's Office, the Department of Health, the Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Transportation, the Water and Sewer Authority, and the Washington Aqueduct.
These folks and their agencies have been working diligently ever since, meeting as a complete group weekly, and in smaller groups much more frequently, to address the many and complex facets of this issue. Though the specific tasks of the Task Force are too numerous to mention here, I'll give you some highlights of what we've accomplished.
The Task Force's original intent was to meet for two months and then produce a final report. At this stage, due to the dynamic nature of this issue, it's safe to say that if the Task Force continues to add value to the process, we will continue it.
I have nothing more to add at this point. I thank you, Councilmember Schwartz, both for the opportunity to describe for the public and for the record the work of the Task Force, and for your leadership with the Mayor on this issue. For my part, I look forward to continuing our work together. This concludes my testimony - I am available to answer any questions the Committee may have.
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